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Charlie Parker session details

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February 5, 1946 (1 item; TT = 2:51)
Electro Broadcasting Studio, Glendale CA
Commercial for Dial

Charlie Parker (as); J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Eli "Lucky" Thompson (ts); George Handy (p); Arvin Garrison (g); Ray Brown (b); Stan Levey (d)

1 Diggin' Diz (G. Handy) 2:51

Listed as "Bongo Beep" on Dial LP 207


1 Diggin' Diz
78 rpm: Dial 1004
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive DRCD 11152, Classics 935, ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1332


This is the only commercial recording of the Billy Berg band with Parker, who failed to show up for the Dial session on February 7 -- at this session Gillespie re-made "Diggin' Diz" and added "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Confirmation," "'Round Midnight," and "When I Grow Too Old To." This session was originally supposed to include Lester Young and Milt Jackson, who never showed up; Thompson and Garrison were recruited at the last minute to take their places.

Later in February Parker signed a one-year exclusive contract with Dial.

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